Archiving on the Go: Protecting Your Mobile Media with Save

Archiving on the Go Part 1

Instructors: Natalie Cadranel and Alex Esenler, OpenArchive (bios below)

Day and Time: October 12, 6:30-8:30pm

Description: Led by the OpenArchive team, this needs assessment workshop provides a space for participants to share their real-world experiences, challenges, and successes with mobile archiving. The workshop will touch upon best practices surrounding mobile media archiving and introduce the Save app to participants and demo its functionality. This phone application allows users to import and share media from other phone apps, leveraging a suite of privacy-enhancing technologies to safeguard their media and identity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover similar and diverging challenges faced by other participants in the space
  • Learn some archival best practices for mobile media archiving
  • Learn about the Save app and how it can simplify archiving workflows

Archiving on the Go Part 2

Instructors: Natalie Cadranel and Alex Esenler, OpenArchive (bios below)

Day and Time: October 26, 6:30-8:30pm

Description: This usability workshop will train participants on how to use OpenArchive’s Save app and covers why and when privacy and security are needed. Participants will then playtest it and share feedback about what is working and what is not. This will help OpenArchive refine and adapt the tool to better tailor it to the community’s needs and resolve pain points. OpenArchive’s goal is to make secure archival tools as easy to use as possible so that users don’t have to sacrifice usability for privacy. It is expected that workshop participants download the Save app prior to joining this workshop. The OpenArchive team will be available to troubleshoot setting up the app prior to the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand all the functionality of the Save app
  • Determine if Save will be useful for their archival workflows
  • Develop initial plans to implement Save into their workflows

Natalie is the founder and executive director of Open Archive. She is an archivist and ethnographer working at the nexus of human rights, design, and technology. She aims to protect and amplify community media by helping organizations better manage, encrypt, and preserve their evidentiary media. She consults with human rights-focused organizations worldwide and was a 2019 fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab. Over the last two decades, she shaped initiatives dedicated to improving access to information for social and environmental justice organizations. She holds a Masters from the UC Berkeley School of Information and a Bachelors in International Relations from UC Davis.

Alex is Deputy Director of Open Archive. She is a data and database nerd who is passionate about knowledge sharing and building systems that amplify impact, improve workflows, and facilitate collaboration. She’s been active in the digital and human rights, media and democracy, and communications spaces for nearly a decade through work with mission-oriented organizations such as Global Voices,the Center for Global Communication Studies, and Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. Recent projects include Global Voices’ Civic Media Observatory which uses deep qualitative analysis from local researchers to increase understanding of what is going on in regional media ecosystems. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors in History and Communications from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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